A stand that potentially revolutionize the Indian legal system, Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, admitted that the use of artificial intelligence in the judiciary system will deliver justice swiftly.
Speaking at a function organised by Supreme Court lawyers, Justice Bobde said, “I believe exploring this interface would be immensely beneficial for many reasons. For instance, it would allow us to streamline courts caseloads through enabling better court management. This would be a low-hanging fruit. On the other end of the spectrum, it will allow us to shift the judicial time from routine-simple-straightforward matters (e.g. cases which are non-rivalrous) and apply them to more complex-intricate matters that require more human attention and involvement.”
Even though there is a keen interest around leveraging AI adoption in the legal sector, India is yet to mainstream the technology.
One of the primary reasons for slow AI adoption in India is the lack of digitisation of data available.
For example, India’s leading firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas recently partnered with Kira Systems to leverage the power of AI for contract analysis. On the other end of the spectrum are startups like CaseMine and NearLaw who are applying emerging technologies to legal research and contract analysis.